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Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

On May 1, 200 ILWU members from Locals 10, 34, 61, 6 and the Inlandboatmen’s Union joined with hundreds of community members to march from the Port of Oakland to Oakland’s City Hall

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James R. Herman memorial sculpture unveiled at San Francisco’s Pier 27

James R. Herman memorial sculpture unveiled at San Francisco’s Pier 27

Hundreds of union members, elected officials and supporters gathered at San Francisco’s Pier 27 on March 26 to celebrate the unveiling of an interactive, multimedia sculpture honoring the legacy of former ILWU International President Jimmy Herman. Speakers at the event included former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, Delancey Street Foundation President, Dr. Mimi Silbert, ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, ILWU International Secretary Treasurer and San Francisco Port Commissioner Willie Adams [&hellip

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Mothers Deserve Better Than Diamonds From Rio Tinto

This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewelry retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. We are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment

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ILWU Longshore Caucus delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to membership for ratification vote

ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted Friday to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on February 20, 2015, between the union and employers

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ILWU General Convention

ILWU General Convention

Find links and information about the ILWU General Convention June 8-12th in Honolulu, Hawaii

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The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

Don Watson, the focus of this month’s oral history. One would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated adherent to the cause of labor

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Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Hundreds of Alameda County recycling workers filled the Local 6 union hall on March 1 to celebrate two years of hard work that yielded dramatic improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions

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Frank Billeci, former Local 34 President passes

Frank Billeci, former Local 34 President passes

Former ILWU Local 34 President Frank Billeci died on February 1 at the age of 79.

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SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 27 to approve the proposed redevelopment of the historic building that served as the longshoreman’s hall during the 1934 waterfront strike

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Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

ILWU members in Portland joined other union and community activists on March 9 to protest the latest “free trade” agreement, called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP). Corporate interests are trying to ram the deal through Congress using a process known as “Fast Track” – the same tactic used to streamline passage of the NAFTA with Mexico [&hellip

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